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Feb 3, 2013 9:00am EST
to history. >> chuck hagel andhe battle for the pentagon. >> the good ws is, for the first timen many years republican and democrats seem ready to tackle this problem together. >> the immigration problem. has somebody been reading exit polls? >> too many children are dying. too many children. >> also, the fight over guns. >> law-abiding gun owners will not accept blame for the acts of violence or deranged criminals. >> and the word on hillary in 2016. ll she or won't she? >> i have no pls to run. >> thursday was not a good day for chucuck hagel, president obama's choice to be his next def ense secretary. his old pal and fellow vietnam veteran john mccain jump all over him for opposing the surge in iraq. >> were you correct or incorrect when you said that th surge would be the most dangerous foreign policy blunder in this country sincecorrect or incorrect? yes or no? >> my reference to -- >> are you going to answer the question? the questions, were you right or wrong? that is a pretty sime question. i would like for you to answer right or wrong, then you are free to elaborate. >> i am nott
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Feb 3, 2013 6:30pm EST
are saying about the situation tonight. >> panetta is speaking out r out about chuck hagel. >> there is no time like the present for john kerry >> still no end in sight to that hostage standoff in alabama. jim continues to hold a 5-year-old boy in a bunker. they have been communicating with him and they are able to provide medicine to the child. ethan will turn 6 years old later this week. so far authorities are tight lipped about what he wants. police say this standoff continues. funeral services were held until alabama for that bus driver. he tried to block him from grabbing more students off the bus. people say he acted heroricically when hi got in the way of the gunman. >> a spokesperson says clinton is a long-time friend and the mayor advised hillary clinton when she ran for senate. michael bloomberg will deliver the yueling. >> panetta came out in support of hagel's nomination. >> i know chuck hagel. i think he has good experience in regards to public service. he understands the issues of the defense department. i think he will be a grea
ABC
Feb 7, 2013 4:30am EST
not have to be evidence of a credible prospect. >> the senate is postponing a vote on chuck hagel. carl levin had hoped to vote on the nomination today, but he later issued a statement saying no vote would take place this week. a republican said they were dissatisfied with the information chuck hagel provided the panel last week in confirmation hearings. they want more details about his eighth speeches and business dealings. the former nebraska senator already faced opposition for its past statements and votes on israel iran, and nuclear weapons. the environmental community is praising president obama's as for interior secretary. a former bank executive was named. some republicans say she is too closely connected to environmental causes. she would be responsible for national parks as well as fossil fuel deposits, if confirmed. >> this morning president obama, the first lady, and vice- president joe biden will attend a national prayer breakfast. 3000 people from 140 countries are expected at the nonpartisan gathering at the washington hilton. this afternoon the president will travel to l
ABC
Feb 17, 2013 10:00am EST
're almost out of time. very quickly, two other things. >> yeah. >> chuck hagel, the nomination delayed, also cia director looks like he'll be delayed. is this a threat to security? >> it's of grave concern. if you look at chuck hagel, decorated war hero, republican senator, somebody who over the course of the last many years either as a republican senator or as the chairman of the president's intelligence advisory board i've worked with very closely, this guy has one thing in mind, how do we protect the country? >> is there a danger of this being delayed? >> between john brennan, cia director and chuck hagel as secretary of defense, we want to make sure that we have our -- those guys sitting in the chairs working because i don't want there to have been something missed because of this hangup here in washington. >> okay, and very quickly, john boehner had a very -- seemed like a harsh comment directed toward the president saying that "i don't think he has the guts to cut or to deal with the entitlement problem. he doesn't have the courage to take on the liberal side of his own party." what do
ABC
Feb 3, 2013 10:00am EST
extended. >> chuck hagel had a pretty rough ride at his confirmation hearings. >> were you correct or incorrect. >> my reference to the -- >> are you going to answer the question, senator hagel? >> he seemed to lose some of the republican support he may have had. are you still confident after that performance that the democrats will stand behind him and he'll get confirmed? >> sure. this is a short interview, but if you interviewed me for eight hours like they interviewed him in the senate this week, you and i would both glove up a little bit. so chuck hagel is a fine man. he was a good senator. i served with him. he's a republican. that should be a plus. we need more, and i think he will be an outstanding, terrific secretary of defense. >> some of your fellow democrats seem concerned though by what they saw as a shaky performance. >> this was eight hours. give the guy a break. i thought he did pretty good. >> your incoming chairman of the senate foreign relations committee, senator robert menendez, is now reviewing his relationship with a major contributor out of florida. it appea
ABC
Feb 1, 2013 4:00am EST
. >> reporter: hey, rob and sunny. clinton is out, kerry is in. and chuck hagel, a republican, who you would think would be a bipartisan pick is under furnd. john kerry takes over today. will hillary clinton run for president. >> i don't know how else to say it but i'm going get back into my life again. this is going to be new for me. i don't know how i'm going to react to it, to be honest. >> reporter: senator kerry takes over. president obama's choice to run the pentagon is a different story. former senator chuck hagel, a vietnam veteran, took heavy fire from his own party. >> were you correct or incorrect when you said the surge would be the most dangerous foreign policy blunder in the country since vietnam? were you correct or incorrect? >> i'm not going to give you a yes or no answer on a lot of things. >> you refuse to answer that question. >> reporter: he was hammered by gop senators who said he was too tough on israel. he was talked to about referring to pro-israeli groups at the jewish lobby. >> i misstated. i've just been handed a note that i misspoke and said i supported the presi
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Feb 10, 2013 9:00am EST
. [laughter] on the subject of the hearing said john brennan and chuck hagel, that ba -- they stand in stark contrast. whatever one thinks about john brennan, he was in command, he was knowledgeable, asserertive direct, and he made his own case. would that chuck hagel had the same level -- >> he has been the lord high executioner. >> and he wants the military to take it. >> i don't blame him. >> he wants to get the cia backk to the business of collecting intelligence and not the paramitary kinds of things. >> are we serious abo border security and empmployment verification, are we rious about making this the last last time we have this conversion, or we simply playing political games with people's lives and undercutting respect for the rulele of law,hich, ironically is the very reason they seek to come tthis country in the first place? >> that is a congressman from south carolina on the house immigration and border security subcommittee. a long time ago, ronald reagan said that hispanics w were republicans who did not know it yet. if the last election is any indication, they still down. -- d
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Feb 15, 2013 12:00pm EST
secretary of defense. chuck hagel fell short of 60 votes he needed to break this filibuster on his nomination. only four republican supported him. >> it's unprecedented, this filibuster. never in the history of our country. >> republicans argue they need more time to investigate chuck hagel. democrats say the gop is dragging its feet and only stalling for time to find ways to bring her aagel down. president obama spent a morning meeting with italy's president at the white house. he will leave for chicago in a short while where he will push for its proposals he made in his state of the union. later this afternoon he's headed to georgia, for a weekend getaway with friends -- headed to florida. a shocking valentine's day murder case. a south african olympic sprinter appeared in court this morning. the double amputee known as the blade runner wept openly in court after being charged with premeditated murder in the death of. his of he shot and killed his girlfriend, a 30-year-old model, reeva steenkamp. it's not clear what led to the shooting. >> we will all know the true story. let's n
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Feb 24, 2013 9:00am EST
to minanation for senator chuck hagel. the tea party activists love sos guy for being aggressive. thisondering how in hision so early will play on. >> with all the respect to the juor sator from texas, the got was by leaving impression that possibilityreal th chuck hagel had colleed koreang fees from north arabia, which was fabricate, along with the friends of hamas and other bonus contrivants of the tea crowd. this man is not hididing his lit under a a bushel. i love this show. at a time when iran is about to go nuclear, we're winding down he gives the worst hearing i havea in 30 years. he is no idea what the of iran means a a senator ss of him will not be bringing the ottega salad to the mensa this weekend we want to about a junior senator from texas? not spoken a lot abou hagel and that's the real issue not spoken about him? >> we have. actually know him because f for years he argued tthe case in th supreme court. wasade sure the attention on him. not a distction. >> there are a lot of demagogue's out there, but not all of them are smart. smart and that makes some potentially dangerous. i n
ABC
Feb 3, 2013 11:35pm EST
. hillary clinton, that was fun. the chalk hagel one was fascinating. -- the chuck hagel one was fascinating. >> there have been questions whether he could actually be confirmed. few democrats said they are out and saying we could not support this nominee because of these reasons. he did not think he came prepared for primetime. some very obvious questions. that is a criticism we heard a lot. they felt they had not got the answers. it is something we will be watching. on the national security nomination hearing. john brennan was nominated to head the cia and that is still to come next week. >> the hearing on gun control. to that issue. -- y kippers was there a fiery exchange. what do you think that did as moving the ball forward. >> the president seems to be his politicalte capital in the hot button issue on capitol hill. the super bowl, saw against the illegal guns. during the super bowl. a lot of people are anxious to what happens -- what comes of this. they are very cautious and any legislation not the second amendment rights. >> we appreciate you being here on superbowl sunday. >> thank
ABC
Feb 17, 2013 6:30pm EST
and in a few minutes we talk about the weak'sek's forecast. >> john mccain may be opposed to chuck hagel but he says fellow republicans should stop stalling and vote. he talked about why this nominee has so much trouble. >> 99% are the positions he's taken, voting against iran sanctions or his believe that the surge would be the worst since vietnam and his positions are frankly out of the mainstream but far to the left. >> he haddedadded senators have had reasonable time to get questions answers. >> he also weighed in on immigration reform. details were released to put illegal immigrants on a path to citizenship but some republicans say this is a non-starter. >> the battle over immigration reform turns up the heat on america's melting pot. it would allow illegal immigrants to have green cards in 8 years and more border patrol and backgroun screenings for illegal immigrants. marcuo rubio said that the president's bill would be dead on arrival leaving us with undefended borders. other republicans added criticizm. >> to -- criticism. >> to let people break in line, he is looking for a partisan a
ABC
Feb 1, 2013 2:35am EST
on "world news now" -- hot seat. former republican senator chuck hagel faces demanding commissions from his former gop colleagues. >> could criticism put his nomination as defense secretary into jeopardy it? is friday, february 1st. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >>> good friday morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> i'm sunny hostin. we'll get to the political fireworks. there were many surrounding chuck hagel. that issen o ein our top story. the unforgettable disaster in the skies exactly ten years ago. today's remembrances following the shuttle "columbia" explosion. who doesn't remember that? that was devastating. >> a decade. amazing how fast the time does go. and to a developing story on the west coast. was an airline jetliner forced to land after a member of the cockpit crew passed out. we'll look for some answers. >> scary. and we have been expecting an explanation from beyonce. okay. we heard why she lip-synced the national anthem, while proving to the media she can actually sing it. i can't wait to discuss that. >> to all of the haters, to all of the critics
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Feb 1, 2013 4:30am EST
, will be sworn in later today. a rough day on capitol hill for president obama's defense secretary nominee chuck hagel. during his confirmation hearings, he faced intense grilling from republicans. >> were you correct or incorrect and you said that the surge would be the most dangerous part policy blunder in this country since vietnam? yes or no? >> my preference -- >> are you evading the question? >> republicans repeatedly questioned him about a study that he co-authored to call for an 80% cut in u.s. nuclear weapons. he has most democrats on this side. a confirmation vote for him next week. it could be a difficult weekend for thousands of metro riders. orange line trains will not be running between the federal centers southwest and cheverly. trains will not be running between federal center southwest and benning road. ben austen o'clock tonight until closing on sunday. shuttle buses will be available. -- blue line trains will not be running. red line trains will single track between farragut north and did sherri. green line and yellow line trains between l'enfant plaza to mount vernon, single-
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Feb 1, 2013 12:00pm EST
. -- also on capitol hill chuck hagel looks to the numbers he needs to as the newmation secretary of defense. republican committee challenged the onetime colleague. he faced opposition from his friend and former political allies. >> he said the surge would be dangerous foreign policy blunder in this country since vietnam. we are incorrect or correct? >> my reference to -- question, senator hagel. when john mccain and in 20008, he admitted hagel would have made a great addition to his cabinet. is not a sentiment he carried over. theon the side of recovery, over 157,000 jobs last month. the unemployment rate rose to 7.9% in december. some good news -- some good economy, the dow jones industrial average is up to date. is the first time since of 2007 it broke 14,000. year the best start to any of dating back to 1994. two days awayt from the raven's facing the 40 in super bowl xlvii. where espnce is live has set up the ultimate football experience. week i have worn a masquerade mask. is a little face paint? almost game time. very appropriate. the super bowl celebration has transformed the city. t
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Feb 1, 2013 6:00pm EST
. in the newsroom, rebecca cooper abc 7 news. >> the white house says it expects the senate will confirm chuck hagel as the next secretary of defense. today, the white house spokesman said president obama thinks he will be an excellent secretary. he dismissed critics of his performance at a contentious confirmation hearings yesterday. no democrats have said they would vote against him. today, a republican said he would oppose the nomination out. >> anne arundel county executive john leopold has resigned, just days after a judge found him guilty of misconduct in office. he was serving his second term. he issued a statement that said in part, "this decision is the most difficult decision i have ever made, but i know it is. right one and in the best interests of the citizens of anne arundel county." he acknowledged his mistakes. he will be sentenced in march, facing years in jail, but some legal experts believe he will get probation instead. >> the district's chief financial officer is retiring, the announcement coming less than a year after he was appointed to the post for three years. horace holmes j
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Feb 2, 2013 11:00pm EST
the super bowl. it will air during the third quarter of the game. the nomination of chuck hagel is gathering support tonight. the senate of nebraska says he thinks there will be a support of israel and other allies with the us -- u.s. others that they will vote against hagel because he is not tough enough. >> vice president joe biden said that the u.s. would be willing direct talks with iran under the right conditions. the vice president made the atment today during a visit , security conference in munich .ermany iran would have to be willing to with a certain agenda for .t to work the u.s. and iran have been at odds over the nuclear program. previous talks have broken down in failure. we turn to the weather now. not look outside on the sidewalks and the trees and you will see that it snowing a lot out there, but only by half an inch. there is a light dusting. the snow showers have come to an end. our skies are beginning to break -- the clouds are beginning to break. temperatures will drop a few degrees. we are 30 right now. the windchill is the middle of 20. winds out of the southwest are 6
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Feb 11, 2013 6:00pm EST
as secretary of defense -- chuck hagel's nomination as secretary of defense. the committee already postponed a vote scheduled for last thursday. if the committee passes hagel he will have to pass the full senate before he can be confirmed. and there will be of boat to reauthorize the violence against women act. democrats and republicans could not work out their differences last year to reauthorize the act, so they are trying again. the new law would extend protections to gays, lesbians, immigrants, and native american women. >> there is great concern among federal workers as the government moves closer and closer to sequestration, which would force significant cutbacks. rebecca cooper is live in our news from. she has the latest on the issue. >> with no deal in sight federal workers are bracing for the impact. without the deal, federal spending could be cut by as much as $948 billion, up over $109 billion per year cut from domestic programs. from training in the fields to medical research in labs, federal workers are being warned to be ready. they think that sequestration is coming. many sa
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Feb 12, 2013 12:00pm EST
you. >> senate democrats are expected to push ahead today on a vote for chuck hagel's nomination for defense secretary. the committee has pushed for more information on hagel's finances. the panel will meet later today. he fully expects members to decide whether they will confirm hagel. another debate is on capitol hill today on gun control. they wish to take a closer look at the confidentiality of gun instruction. >> the extensive search continues for the former lapd officer accused of killing three people including a police officer. thousands of officers have and joke -- have joined that manhunt. hundreds of tips have poured in, prompted by a $1 million reward. professional bounty hunters now worry this may encourage citizens to take the law into their whole -- into their own hands. >> it is kind of like a gold rush. it is going to attract a lot of people from the backwoods. this is a manhunt. the bounty hunters that recover those who skips for bail bonds they know better. >> the district attorney has filed murder charges. >> thousands of people lined the roads in texas today.
ABC
Feb 13, 2013 4:30am EST
will succeed. succeed, former nebraska senator chuck hagel is a step closer to becoming the next defense secretary. the armed services committee narrowly approved his nomination on tuesday. the full senate could vote later this week. his fellow republicans are threatening to filibuster the nomination because of concerns about statements he has made in the past about israel, iran, iraq, and nuclear weapons. >> the delegate eleanor holmes norton will testify today against a bill which would extend the pay freeze for a federal employees, the rest of the year. she's expected to tell the house rules committee that federal workers have contributed more than their fair share through the deficit reduction and that the bill should have gone through the house oversight and government reform committee first. maryland congressman donna edwards and other democrats planning to introduce a bill to help restaurant workers. this could raise the minimum wage for a tipped employees from the current $2.13 an hour. it would be $5 an hour after year and a least $5.50 an hour after two years. tip minimum-wage
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Feb 13, 2013 6:00pm EST
was being bailed out by taxpayers. >> senator harry reid has filed for cloture on the nomination of chuck hagel. that means the senate will vote to end the debate friday. 60 boats will be needed to go through confirmation. john mccain revealed he was reconsidering his promise not to filibuster the nomination. senator collins now says she will not vote for his confirmation. she cites the concerns about his views on those critical threat facing the u.s. >> a protest over the keystone pipeline lead the rest of the white house today. robert f. kennedy jr.. protesters are demanding president obama reject the pipeline. they worry about environmental damage and a possible oil spill. to go a lot of talk recently about how to reduce gun violence. -- >> a lot of talk recently about how to reduce gun violence. northern virginia bureau chief joins us live from springfield. i understand this is about the straw man purchases. >> that is right. people who legally buy guns for people who cannot legally buy them for themselves. bob macdonald could be a safety task force and now promoting eight different b
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Feb 14, 2013 12:00pm EST
capitol hill. republicans are planning to block chuck hagel's nomination for secretary of defense. democrats do not have the votes to break the gop filibuster. if it is blocked, that would lead the process in limbo. >> today marks two months since the sandy hook elementary school shooting. organizations marked the occasion with a rally outside of capitol hill. the children's defense fund and one million moms for gun control held an event. the groups are calling on members of congress to fast- track commonsense gun safety laws to protect children. >> ever since newtown, people have said, enough is enough. we cannot let any other teen or children die from gun violence or any american. >> they hope to meet with lawmakers to discuss fund -- gun violence statistics and get a voice to moms and children. the us department of education as a warning $3 million to connecticut, new jersey, new york, and new york city to eight and hurricane sandy recovery efforts. they will provide the hardest hit districts with the resources needed to establish safe environments for students. >> congress con
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Feb 15, 2013 4:30am EST
republicans have blocked the nomination of chuck hagel as defense secretary over about president actions in the aftermath of september's deadly attacks in benghazi. the president accused republicans of playing politics with national security. democrats have vowed to revive the nomination when lawmakers return after the holiday break. >> it will be tough to get town using metro this holiday weekend. from 10:00 tonight until closing monday, orange line trains between stadium- armory and cheverly. blue line trains will not run armory and largo center. on saturday, green line trains between greenmount and college park. all buses will be available. red line trains will single islandetween rhode avenue and takoma. have the entire list and the track work schedule at wjla.com. check it out. it's the end of an era at a d.c. at thehool that closing year. the school it's where several nba legends start.ir they toasted their final home basketball game. jay korff has more on this special night. >> we have given a good basketball. >> for the head basketball , mr. jackson, pregame inspiration came easi
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Feb 17, 2013 11:35pm EST
has not been there yet. >> chuck hagel got a vote on thursday afternoon. he needed 60 votes. he only got 59. republicans are saying it is to confirm -- too early to confirm. they have not had enough time to review his statement and his record, but most republicans think they will be able to after they come back from recess. >> there is still apprehension among republicans, but they have had a reasonable amount of time. i want to talk about immigration reform. a r d telling president obama's plans for immigration reform, -- there is a plan detailing president obama's plans for immigration reforms, but a lot of st. now we did a lot of people say it will be dead on arrival. >> they say there is a plan, and they pursue elements of this in the media and elsewhere. it may be dead on arrival, but the white house and congress have done these things in the past. >> thank you. >> thank you so much. in the other news tonight metro leaders have been assessing step after passengers decided to sell to evaluate from a green line train that broke down. passengers were stopped for a fourth of two hou
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Feb 26, 2013 4:30am EST
with the nomination of chuck hagel as this -- as defense secretary. if he meets the vote, the question will be whether republicans will demand a full accord on a vote. the former nebraska senator faces criticism from house republicans who question his stance on issues surrounding israel and iran. a confirmation vote for treasury secretary nominee jack lew also will be held today. he will succeed timothy geithner in president obama's second term cabinet. >> also, a jury trial is set for the principle of coolidge high school in northwest d.c. ms. jarrett is accused of taking part in an assault of a woman who worked at a high school. she allegedly beat up the woman at the school's homecoming football game in november. after the incident, jarrett was put on administrative leave. >> unemotional hearing begins at fort meade for private first class bradley manning. he is accused of giving government secrets to wikileaks. he faces several charges including aiding the enemy theft of public property, and fraud. he is set to go on trial in june. >> is 4:35. in business news, apparently tax hikes are keeping cust
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Feb 26, 2013 12:00pm EST
is expected to vote to confirm chuck hagel asked defense secretary. the former nebraska senator faced criticism from house republicans who questioned his issues -- a stance on issues. gop lawmakers signaled they will and their tactics. >> police and laurel are investigating after a human skull was discovered in the woods. a couple found this goal. they called the police. no word yet on the cause of death. if you have information, call police. >> the trial for the principle of coolidge high school in northwest d.c. has been continued. donna gerrit was supposed to go before a judge after being accused of ordering and taking part in an assault on a woman who worked at the high school. gerrit has been on administrative leave. >> a story out of egypt where the death toll in that deadly hot air balloon wreck has risen to 19. a british tourist has died after the balloon caught fire in the air over the city of luxor and crashed into a field. another terse and the pilot were the only people to survive. >> it was one year ago today that trayvon martin was shot to death. the 17-year-old was walk
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Feb 26, 2013 6:00pm EST
voted to approve chuck hagel as defense secretary. the vote was 58th-41 in favor of. it has been controversial. he is a former republican senator from nebraska, yet gop senators criticized him. he will succeed leon panetta. >> it is primary day in chicago. voters are going to the polls. 14 democrats are on the ballots. the winners will square off in a general election april 9. since the district is heavily democratic, the democrat who wins tonight will most likely have the seat. >> john carey spent the day in germany as part of its first overseas trip as secretary of state. he held talks with his russian counterpart in berlin. they discussed the civil war in syria and about how to implement the so-called geneva agreement. he is on a nine-day swing through europe and the middle east. >> the court-martials going forward. a military judge denied the defense request to drop the case against bradley manning. he is accused of funneling classified documents to wikileaks. he has been behind bars for nearly three years. the judge ruled that his case is complicated and prosecutors did not
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Feb 15, 2013 4:00am EST
for at least a few more days. republicans in the senate have blocked a vote on chuck hagel's nomination. and since congress is in recess for the president's day holiday, the next time the nomination can be taken up is a week from monday. president obama accused republicans of playing politics. but they deny it. >>> and also, senator frank lautenberg makes it official. he will not run for his current term. he is the oldest member of the senate. he will not seek a sixth term. that eliminates a primary battle between newark, new jersey, mayor, cory booker. he's announced his intent to run for the senate in december. >>> and rahm emanuel is reportedly considering a white house run in 2016. "the daily beast" says imew ema would run if hillary clinton does not. emanuel used to be president obama's chief of staff, in addition to working in the clinton white house, as well. we just had the inauguration. already, the chatter about 2016. >> throwing it in. >> it's always the next election. >> what's coming up next? >>> and what's coming up next for you guys is weather across our nation. light sno
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Feb 19, 2013 6:00am EST
. >> department of defense nominee chuck hagel is hoping to quell criticism about his views toward israel and iran. he reportedly described the state department as an adjunct to the israeli government. that statement along with his position on nuclear arms, has fuelled republican concerns over his nomination. in a letter to critics, chuck hagel says he did not remember and is about the 2007 report. gop senators stalled his nomination last week. >> the supreme court could make key decisions today and one involves affirmative-action. justices could rule on whether to severely limit the use of race and admissions programs at public universities and colleges. , also, the court will decide whether lawyers journalists and human-rights groups can legally challenge the constitutionality of a secret government program. it expands the authority of federal officials to conduct secret electronic surveillance of non-u.s. citizens located outside the u.s. and the justices will consider whether the sniff of a police dog and somebody sports constitutes a search and whether that requires a warrant. >> 3 maryland
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Feb 22, 2013 6:00am EST
in a filibuster of chuck hagel. confirmation vote is expected next week. former president jimmy carter's grandson says president obama showed him nothing but gratitude at a meeting last week. >> james carter told cnn he playable in policing the secretly recorded videos of mitt romney's infamous 47% comment. >> obama said, great, get over here. and ithe half-embraced me, put his arm around me and we shook hands and he thanked me for my support for several. >> republicans say the video of romney saying 47 percent of americans are dependent on the government and support president obama may have contributed to his loss. 52% of americans think the president is doing a good job. >> there's still another half-hour ahead. >> coming up, a local elementary school teacher gets to court today accused of sexually abusing two students. more >> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >> straight ahead, a mixed reaction after a rockville elementary school teacher is charged with sexually abusing two students. >> maryland lawmakers work late into the night on gun-control legislation, mo
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Feb 7, 2013 12:00pm EST
qaeda if it believes that they pose an imminent threat. a senate panel has postponed a vote on chuck hagel's nomination to become defense secretary. republicans were not satisfied with the information he provided during last week's confirmation hearing. they want more details about his paid speeches and his business dealings. the former nebraska senator already faced opposition for his past statements and votes on israel iran, and nuclear weapons. president obama the first lady, and vice president joe biden attended the national prayer breakfast today. nearly three cows and people this morning from 140 countries were at the nonpartisan service at the washington hilton in northwest. president obama told lawmakers that he hopes they keep the bipartisan spirit and don't let the prayers for unity fadeaway. some positive jobs numbers out this noon. the labor department says applications for unemployment benefits are down 5000 as compared with last week. the f-word are weak-average for benefit claims is more than 350,000, lowest in five years. -- the 4-week average for benefit claims is mo
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Feb 12, 2013 4:30am EST
nebraska senator chuck hagel's nomination to be defense secretary. the armed services committee of the senate is expected to vote on his nomination during a meeting this afternoon. some of his fellow republicans say that he has not answered questions about it is personal finances. the full senate could vote on the nomination tomorrow or thursday. >> in business news, hostess is giving the ok to auction off its grants. >> president obama's choice for treasury secretary is expected to face tough questions this week. linda bell joins us from bloomberg headquarters in new york. >> good to see you. the investors are interested in the testimony of jack lew before the senate finance committee. he will face questions about his work at citigroup. he did serve as chief operating officer during the financial crisis. he will be questioned about his investment in a fund in the cayman islands which was located in the building known for picking home for offshore tax havens. it will be interesting to hear what he has to say about that and other economic issues including the u.s.-backed. -- the
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Feb 3, 2013 8:00am EST
, chuck hagel, faced a rocky confirmation here last week to say the least. >> to say the least. >> did he hurt his performance? >> they're not even arguing he did a good job before the senate on thursday and made several mistakes, but he's likely to still get confirmed. in fact, overnight another republican senator from nebraska, mike johan, said he would support chuck hagel. that gives him two republican senators. most of the democrats are still behind him, so he's going to get confirmed, but that was an uninspiring performance at best. >> i know you will talk some football and force your roundtable to pick a favorite super bowl ad. >> force? they were having fun doing it. >> let me force you, what's your favorite ad? >> so far, i mean i like a lot of them. this year the vw ad i think is hilario hilarious. come on, be happy is fantastic. that go daddy ad is really something to see it kind of squirm inducing, i would say, but then on top of that, and they always do it, the new clydesdale ad is a real heart tugger. it is really something so a lot of them, and we're going to get all the rou
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Feb 15, 2013 2:35am EST
blocked a vote on chuck hagel's nomination. and since congress is in recess for the president's day holiday, the next time the nomination can be taken up is a week from monday. president obama accused republicans of simply playing politics, charges they deny. >>> also one more political note. the oldest lawmaker in the senate has announced he will not run again. new jersey's frank lautenberg turned 89 last month. the last world war ii veteran serving in the senate. he faced a likely challenge from the my your of newark, new jersey, cory booker. the senator has been a staunch advocate of gun control and a big champion of the amtrak rail system. >>> another lawmaker in the news. congressman steve cohen says the young woman he was tweeting with during today's state of the union address was his secret daughter. he said he only discovered her existence three years ago after receiving a tweet from her. he said he was overwhelmed with joy that she actually wanted him in his life. initially, his staff did say that he was tweeting with the daughter of a long-time friend. >>> illinois is a st
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Feb 1, 2013 5:00am EST
today. a rough day on capitol hill for president obama's defense secretary nominee chuck hagel. during his confirmation hearings, senator john mccain sharply criticized him for opposing the troops surge in iraq. republicans grilled him about his past statements on israel, iran, and nuclear weapons. he will face a confirmation vote next week's. >> we are just two days away from the super bowl. >> all the excitement building up to a point where we can only imagine john gonzalez cannot contain himself. let's go to him now in the big easy. >> morning. as you can see this morning, i have replaced my necktie with some beads. this is a live picture of bourbon street at this hour. thousands still out. we spent time talking to the so- called freaks of bourbon street. >> ♪ ♪ >> the ravens or the 49ers? >> the ravens. >> how long can you stay like this? >> forever. eric samuah the big winner? definitely going to be the 49ers. [someone tap dancing] >> let's see what they have to say, ravens or forty-niners? >> forty-niners. >> the ravens. >> ♪ ♪ >> go ravens. >> you can tell the future.
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Feb 1, 2013 5:00pm EST
of secretary of state hillary clinton is a an office. also, the white house says that former senator chuck hagel will be confirmed as the defense secretary, despite the beating that he took on the hill yesterday. we will see you at 6:00, and thank you for allowing me to invade your aerospace. and it is that what you are doing? >> let's check in with doug hill about the weather. >> for the first time this winter, we are kind of on target chronologically right in the midpoint of winter, and certainly feels like it. 25 degrees in arlington. at the time lapse from damascus elementary school in upper montgomery county, the snow coming in, the sunshine comes out, and even though it does not get above 24, 25, a lot of melting from the direct sunlight, and a cold night tonight. we may replayed this whole scene tomorrow night and sunday morning in damascus and many other locations. 21 hagerstown, winchester, gaithersburg, 28 quantico and the nation's capital. the wind chill is now six degrees in gaithersburg and winchester, 13 manassas, 15 in the nation's capital. the air temperature will drop over
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Feb 7, 2013 5:00am EST
. >> a senate panel has postponed on chuck hagel's to become defense secretary. republicans said they were dissatisfied with information he lastded the panel during week's confirmation hearing. they want more details about his as hiseeches as well business dealings. the former nebraska senator faced opposition for his his statements as well as israel, iran, and nuclear weapons. , thesigned president obama lady, and vice-president will attend a national prayer breakfast. thousands of people from 140 expected at the nonpartisan gathering at the washington hilton. afternoon the president leesburg toto the house democratic virginia.ference in >> it's 31 degrees outside. still ahead, the virginia lieutenant governor bill bolling has stepped out of the gop race but does he have has stepped out of the gop race but does he have has stepped out of the gop race but does he have we gotta sell the car. where would we even start? get the car. hi howard. get in. hi, good to see you. start with an actual written offer when selling your car, no strings attached. carmax. start here. >> good morning, washin
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Feb 8, 2013 6:00am EST
nebraska senator chuck hagel to succeed leon panetta, but the senate is still going through the confirmation proceedings. >> to the hostage drama in alabama, which ended with a successful rescue of a little boy who was kidnapped and then taken into an underground bunker. we're learning the details of what happened days before when the gunman burst on to the school bus and took the child. the entire incident was caught on tape source. is a the drama escalated over four and a half minutes. the bus driver named charles stood in the aisle, placing himself between the gunman and his young passengers. had undergone training on intruder emergencies. >> from the information i received, he did use that training to save those children. >> he was killed in the incident. local judge has written to president obama asking that he be given the medal of freedom. the boy is doing well. his brother is speaking this morning on good morning america on abc 7 beginning at 7:00 a.m. around the region, annapolis police continued searching for the body of a toddler who they say was killed by his mot
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Feb 13, 2013 4:00am EST
. thanks, tahman. >>> and more political news this morning. chuck hagel could be approved as defense secretary by the end of the week. on a partly line vote of 14-11, the committee has voted to send his nomination. it now appears there are enough votes to approve it. >>> chris kyle has been lied to rest in texas. family members and fellow s.e.a.l.s looked on as his motorcade moved for burial. he was shot by an iraq war vet earlier this month at a gun range. >>> millions of christians around the world observed the beginning of lent today. in one of his last official duties, pope benedict celebrates the ash wednesday mass at the vatican. it marks the first time the pope has been seen in public since his bombshell resignation announcement. his term will officially end the last day of the month, february 28th. >>> and bookies are taking big bets on who will be chosen as the next pope. marc ouellet is the favorite. >>> people in cape cod are still struggling to clean up from last week's monster blizzard. the storm also caused widespread beach erosion, washing away 20 feet to 30 feet of re
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Feb 13, 2013 5:00am EST
fund. former nebraska senator chuck hagel's nomination to be defense secretary is in the hands of the full senate. the armed services committee narrowly approved the nomination on tuesday. the full senate could vote later this week. some fellow republicans may mount a filibuster because of concerns about statements he made about israel, iraq, nuclear weapons. america's new top dogs is banana joe. >> the 5-year-old pincer was the winner. he is scheduled to fly back to the netherlands today with his owner. he congratulations to him. >> looking good. hofstra university has its list of the 10 most overused and useless phrases in the english- language. is "at the end of the day." that's followed by "fairly unique." bent "i, personally." -- then "i personally." >> my husband is a rocket scientist, so he can use that one. >> perhaps it is rocket science in some cases. >> what is happening with the weather today? >> not bad to start, but you will need the umbrella this afternoon or before the kids get off the bus. that's when the rain will begin at midafternoon. if you still can see so
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Feb 14, 2013 4:00am EST
of the next defense secretary. democratic leaders are expected to force a vote on the nomination of chuck hagel tomorrow. some republicans say they'll vote no unless the white house provides more information on the benghazi attack. but hagel is expected to get the 60 votes needed for approval. >>> and there's a delay in the vote to confirm john brennan as head of cia. the top democratic lawmaker is demanding more details about deadly drone strikes against terror targets. last week, brennan defended the strikes in his confirmation testimony. but also said he welcomed more discussion on the controversial program. >>> meanwhile, the military has approved a new medal for members involved in drone strikes and cyber warfare. the new distinguished warfare medal outranks the bronze star, which is the fourth-highest medal for valor. and is usually awarded for heroic action on the battlefield. it recognizes the current realities of war. >>> another drug tunnel between the u.s. and mexico has been shut down. this one discovered in southern arizona. police say the crude, hand-dug tunnel is about 68 f
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Feb 14, 2013 5:00am EST
. >> chuck hagel's nomination to be defense secretary may be running into trouble on the senate floor. arizona senator john mccain says he is reconsidering his promise not to filibuster the nomination. maine senators susan collins says she will not vote to confirm him because of concerns about his views on critical perhaps facing the united states. senate could vote on the nomination later this week. the senate intelligence committee is delaying a vote on john brennan's nomination to be cia director. the committee chair, california senator dianne feinstein, says senators need more from asian about a controversial draw on strike program and last year's deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya that killed four americans. the white house has already given two classified memos to the committee. we have a quick school delayed to alert you. frederick county, maryland, schools on a two hour delay. it's 5:25, 35 degrees. the news continues at 5:30. >> several families during up for big reunions with thousands of passengers who have been stranded on >> live and in hd, this is "go
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Feb 14, 2013 6:30pm EST
this afternoon the president was thrown a curveball. he saw his secretary of defense nominee chuck hagel would be confirmed, but jonathan karl tells us it didn't happen. >> reporter: today was the day the president hoped he would have a new secretary of defense, but republicans blocked a straight up or down vote on his nomination. they don't like him for a lot of reasons, but their complaint today, was they said he didn't turn over enough financial information. the white house is calling this unconscionable and the president in an online chat said, quote, it's unfortunate this kind of politics at a time when i'm presiding over a war in afghanistan and i need a secretary of defense. this is a delay for the president. it's a setback for the president, but it's not a defeat. even hagel's strongest critic said he believes hagel will be confirmed, just not quite as soon as the president hoped. >> thanks so much, jonathan karl. >>> still ahead on "world news," all of us on this planet are about to see a close encounter. what former astronauts are doing to watch out for the planet earth tonight. i'm
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Feb 15, 2013 6:00am EST
chuck hagel. the president used google+ hang out to express his frustration. the senate blocked the nomination on thursday over unrelated questions about benghazi. there's another hearing on february 26. president obama has another busy day ahead this morning. he will meet with the italian president at the white house. this afternoon he leaves for chicago to once again push for proposals that he made in his state of the union address. this afternoon later he will head for a weekend getaway in florida with friends. some people may find this goofy but a missouri company will keep your pet by your side for for. >> the company freeze-drying's beds that have died. the process is complicated. it can take up to a year through dry animal depending on its size. the cost to start at about $850. companies owner has gotten requests all the way from japan and israel. >> all right. >> that is something. it is 6:26. still another half-hour ahead. >> they kissed the ground and cheered after carnival triumph finally made >> "live, and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >> :
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Feb 18, 2013 6:00am EST
. coming up, but celebrating president's day. >> and changing its mind on >> a leading opponent of chuck hagel's nomination as defense secretary says it is likely he will be confirmed. senator john mccain says hagel's position on various issues have not been only out of mainstream but fared to the left. but he says his fellow gop senators should stop stalling the vote. republicans have challenged hagel's past statements and his votes on israel iran, iraq, and nuclear weapons. >> if you are looking for a way to celebrate this president's day, lots of activities going on in the area. george washington's mount vernon estate holds a wreath laying ceremony military demonstration and a salute -- musical salute. you will also be able to see washington's personal copy of the constitution. admission to today's event is free. >> a lot of fun stuff going on for president's day. but some of it, as a result of mount vernon is outdoors. let's be prepared. >> you really need to dress for it today. even though we will have lots of sunshine -- it will help a little bit -- it will still be very chilly. th
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Feb 22, 2013 5:00am EST
. it appears chuck hagel has enough votes to become the next secretary of defense. >> he secured the necessary votes when richard shelby of alabama changed sides. he said he would vote for him. shall be joined republicans initially it last week for an unprecedented filibuster. first lady michelle obama is making a return to late-night tv. she will appear tonight on late- night with jimmy fallon. this will mark the third anniversary of her fitness and -- initiative let's move. >> jacqui joins us now. good to see you. >> we're looking at live pictures out of chicago. look no further than chicago. you can see at the bottom of the screen -- >> chicago has been about as we have been. a snow drought. and received less than an inch. it will pick up later this evening. they could see their heaviest snowfall, which could be about three or 5 inches. 17 inches of snowfall in kansas. it has been a crazy system. the energy is spotty. think most of what we will see will be relatively light. let's look at our radar and satellite picture together. it is showing you that things are trying to make their way thr
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Feb 26, 2013 5:00am EST
. >> the senate will consider chuck hagel for defense secretary today. the question is whether republicans will allow an immediate vote on confirmation or demand that the senate use the maximum 30 hours of debate before an upper bound vote. the former nebraska senator faced harsh criticism from house republicans who question his stance on issues surrounding israel and iran. also happening today, a confirmation vote by the senate finance committee for jack lew. he is set to replace timothy geithner as a key economic adviser to president obama. >> kathy rainier has ordered a nightclub closed after a fatal shooting outside the business. this man was shot and killed saturday outside the 1920 d.c. nightclub. a dispute inside the club lead to the shooting. the suspect is in custody. >> 5:await is your time. at 35 degrees outside. >> still ahead, marking one year since the shooting death of a trade on martin. at tyco integrated security, we consider ourselves business optimizers. how? by building custom security solutions that integrate video access control, fire and intrusion protection.
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Feb 26, 2013 6:00am EST
to confirm chuck hagel as defense secretary. he faced harsh criticism from house republicans who questioned him on his stance on israel and iran. many gop lawmakers signaled late monday they will end the sugar ray tactics. a confirmation vote on jack lew schedule for today. he was cast to replace timothy geiger as treasury secretary. today marks the 20th anniversary of the first bombing of the world trade center. >> a bomb in one of the towers in 1993. six people were killed. more than 1000 people hurt. six islamic instrument -- extremists were carrieconvicted in carrying out the bombing. there will be a moment of silence at 12:18 time of the explosion. >> the forecast is changing. we will be right back with what you need to know before you go. >> also, tragedy in egypt after a hot air balloon plummets to the ground. >> welcome back. you were looking at a live view and rockwell -- are loocking at oking at a live view in rockville, maryland. and >> rain >> rain gear is needed. you want some rubber boots if you have them here yet rupertm. windchill is 29. maybe later things up underneath it t
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Feb 26, 2013 6:30pm EST
of defense confirmed. chuck hagel, a republican, who had been a senator for a dozen ye years. republicans had delayed his vote and objected over his views on iran among other things, but tonight, the senate confirming him by a vote of 58-41, with four republicans voting for him. >>> tonight, meanwhile, congress has just two days left now to make a deal or automatic spending cuts will kick in on friday. and this evening, the president arguing it would not only hurt jobs, but among other things, the country's defense. abc's chief white house correspondent jon karl breaking it down tonight. >> reporter: the president took his battle over looming spending cuts to the giant military shipbuilding facility in newport news, virginia. warning of lost jobs and worse. >> this work, along with hundreds of thousands of jobs, are currently in jeopardy, because of politics in washington. >> reporter: not just jobs, national security at risk, too. across the bay in norfolk is the "uss harry truman." it is supposed to be on its way to the persian gulf, but has to stay docked because of the cuts. back in washi
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Feb 14, 2013 7:00am EST
ride for chuck hagel on capitol hill, as key senators delay the confirmation vote on his nomination of defense secretary. there's been heated hears on whether or not to approve him. >>> and jenny mccarthy defending her cousin, melissa mccarthy, on the critic who savaged melissa on his review of "identity thief." >> coming down on the worst kind of commentary. >> that's coming up. >>> let's get to the breaking news out of south africa. the double-amputee sprinter, oscar pistorius, who captured so many hearts at the london olympics has been charged with murdering his model girlfriend. she was shot four times with his gun in his home. and abc's lama hasan has the latest. good morning, lama. >> good morning to you, george. oscar pistorius is appearing in a south african court right now, being charged with the murder of his girlfriend. police confirms there's no reports of false entry and no other suspects involved. oscar pistorius was the first-ever double-amputee at the olympics. this morning, the man known around the world as blade runner, has being charged with murder, that his model
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Feb 18, 2013 2:30am EST
political maneuvering over the nomination of chuck hagel as defense secretary. the nomination should go forward. the very earliest the nomination could go before the senate is a week from today when they return from their president's day vacation. >>> fuel prices have hit a record high for february and it may be months before drivers get a break. the average price for a gallon of gas is $3.71. prices have jumped 13% over the past week. the increase in costs are blamed on refinery and supply issues. price also go up even more this spring. >> next week it they'll be at a 400 year low. any way, from the gas we go to the tires, but not in the pra tigsal sense. we're talking about the tires that won a runner war yesterday in austin, texas. >> he's 23-year-old michael ball of tulsa, oklahoma. after demonstrating how he was going to do it, he completed a 26. 2 mile course. >> his fishl time, 4 hours, 24 minutes 13 seconds. he said he wanted to push his mind and body to the absolute limits. so let's hope he did that, as well. so he averaged 10 minutes and 5 seconds per mile. that is not a bad r
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